The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is actively involved in a wide range of research activities that all revolve around our central mission, to illuminate the role of food and nutrition in the health of society.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Science and Nutrition: Food Science Specialization
Areas of Study
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with specialization in Food Science includes advanced studies oriented toward food science, food microbiology, food preservation and safety, and health properties of foods and food components. Most students entering this Ph.D. program will bring in 30 credits from a Master’s program in a related field. The curriculum below represents a total of 42 credits beyond the Master’s level. If a prospective student has less than 30 credits toward the program, an individualized curriculum plan will be developed by working with a primary advisor to cover possible deficiencies.
- Contact your department representative or request more program information.
- Check out department requirements and resources from your department’s website.
- When you’re ready to take the leap, start your application.
Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.
Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.